I live quite remote from any sort of athletic trainer, several hours each way over snow and ice covered roads so I am hoping for any suggestions here.
Got biceps tendonitis almost a year ago. Had to completely stop doing anything overhead and couldn't do much of anything except body weight squats for quite awhile as the pain was quite intense with any movement of arm. Got diagnosed by a great Naturopath in Tucson (Garrett Smith, N.D.) and he prescribed the LYTP set, 50-100 reps every other day or even daily with 10-15 lbs max and lots of ice. (Issue was overdeveloped internal rotation and underdeveloped external rotation of humerous--40 years paddling surfboard did that!) Did LYTP for months and recovery plateaued. Then I discovered that if I pushed it a little (feet elevated push-ups, etc), I would get a lot of pain the next day but the day after it would be improved from before pushing it. So I figured I was breaking up adhesions etc from 4 or 5 months of inflammation. Went with that for awhile and it was about 95-98% healed (like that precision?) so started doing a few snatches and TGU's. No issues so went to PM w/ 16 kg and started working into TGU's w/ 24 kg. No problem until I went from bridge to kneeling w/ the 24 and I had to drop it due to sudden flash of burning pain right in the old deltoid. Same old. Pretty aggravated for a week or so but now improved enough for swings, planks, bridges, working on pistols. If I try to do pull-ups, packing shoulders lights it up. I can do horiz pull-ups no problemo. So finally, I get around to the questions:
1) Would there be benefit to increasing weight on the L, Y, T, P's?
2) Just very recently noticed doing the L, Y, T, P's that the side with the problem has nervous system resistance to contracting the lats and rhomboids and whatever else is in there for shoulder packing. That is a more specific and new diagnosis of the original problem or maybe a deeper issue showing up. I think it is left over from shoulder injury about 35 years ago. Any clues to "waking up" those muscles? So far I am just really focusing on cinching them up, making sure that side shoulder is packed, when I do anything at all with my arms...
Thanks for taking the time to read and ponder this!